News Release
July 31, 2018

a Romantic Encounter 2018, the Tasting Judgement collaborating with Wines of Portugal

ポルトガルワイン×サクラアワード テイスティングイベント 2018

ポルトガルワイン×サクラアワード テイスティングイベント 2018This is the 3rd time to organize this event with Wines of Portugal.
On July 6th, 45 Sakura Award's judges gathered and judged the mariage of 5 Japanese traditional dishes and 22 Portuguese wines, which won the prize in Portugal Wine Challenge 2018.
The best pairing wine was chosen for each dishes and the diploma was given to the wineries or the importers.

These wines below were chosen as the best pairing wine.

a Romantic Encounter 2018, the Tasting Judgement collaborating with Wines of Portugal

These wines below were chosen as the best pairing wine.
(Winery / Wine / Type / Importer)

  • Best Pairing Wine for Appetizer

    Positive Wines / Flutt Sparkling N.V. / No Importer

  • Best Pairing Wine for Tempura

    Saven / Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas Reserva White 2015 / No Importer

  • Best Pairing Wine for Sushi

    AB Valley / Opção Alvarinho White 2017 / Tokuoka Co.,Ltd.

  • Best Pairing Wine for Main Dish
    *2 items got the same large number of votes, therefore both of them won the 1st prize.
    FEA / Cartuxa Red 2014 / Harimaya Inc.

    JFM / Periquita Reserva Red 2016 / Kinoshita International Co.,Ltd

  • Best Pairing Wine for Dessert

    Agri Roncão / DR Port 30 YO / No Importer

This event resulted in succeeding with expanding the recognition that the Portuguese wine match the Japanese cuisine very well.
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Important Dates to remember

Entry
Oct.1, 2018(Mon) - Nov. 30 , 2018(Fri)
Sample Delivery
Arrival at Tokyo by Jan. 11 , 2019(Fri)
Tasting Judgement
Jan. 29, 2019(Tue) - Jan. 30, 2019(Wed)
Award Announcement
on line
Feb. 14 , 2019 (Tue) St. Valentine's day

Ceremony announcing
Diamond Trophy and
Special Awards
March. 5 , 2019(Tue) at
FOODEX JAPAN 2018 FOODEX2019

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